It is a common practice in the commercial chicken industry to feed the chickens arsenic to kill parasites. The chicken litter that is then collected and sold in the big box stores as compost and manure has high levels of arsenic. This can migrate into your home grown veggies. This is one more reason to raise our own free range poultry.
Killed kids faster then right ?
It's the agenda of our Government to kill the innocent isn't it ?
Why not they put formaldehyde in Milk !
Killed kids faster then right ?
It’s the agenda of our Government to kill the innocent isn’t it ?
With that said, until a few years ago, the EPA drinking water standard for maximum arsenic concentration was three or four orders of magnitude higher than the current 10 parts per BILLION (it was in the hundreds of parts per million range). Then, a laboratory test was developed which was capable of detecting/measuring arsenic at the ppb level, and the EPA changed the standard.
There is no science behind this change whatsoever, and the EPA, FDA nor any other government acronym has determined what levels of arsenic (or of many other chemicals and contaminants) might be harmful to humans. They simply lower the allowable concentration every time a more accurate detection/measurement test is developed.
I am disappointed in Chuck Norris. It is out of character for him to be a henny-penny alarmist.
If all you are getting from Chinese apple concentrate is a few parts per billion of arsenic you should consider yourself lucky.
We’re all gonna DIE.
They also need to look at Alar contamination!
Why didn't my mother care as much as "they" now do?
“Furthermore, data on arsenic in adult urine from the CDC demonstrated that men and women who drank apple or grape juice in a 24-hour period “had, on average, about 20 percent higher levels of total urinary arsenic than those subjects who did not.” In other words, people who did not drink either had arsenic in their urine.
If it is in the urine, some - who knows how much - is not in the human body. Where in heck do they think arsenic comes from??? It comes from the ground. Trees grow in the ground - - right actually in dirt.
Don't tell Chuck that potatoes also contain arsenic. He'll want to ban french fries...that also form acrylamide when cooked in hot oil....Someone stop the madness!!
Oh, the horror!
Remember a few years back when pets were dying, and the FDA traced it back to a gluten that U.S. pet food manufacturers were obtaining from China? In order to boost the protein content, the Chinese were adding melamine (toxic) to the gluten. Chinese babies were dying because of the same thing. Melamine was added to the baby formulas to boost protein content.
It's not just our juices. Maple syrup. The bottles on the shelves locally state, "Product of Canada". Meats. Seafoods. Nuts.
Want to buy "local"? According to the USDA, a food can be labeled "local" if it's grown within 400 miles of its origin or within the State in which it's produced. Pull out a map of your town. Calculate the 400 mile radius for an eye-opener. http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR97/ERR97.pdf
95% of juice sold in the supermarket is reconstituted with city water from concentrate anyway, so its probably in the water supply to start.
How hard would it be for companies to decore an apple before pressing it?